CB Joins the Family

BP's first attempt

BP's first attempt

“We’re going to the BEACH!!!!!” BP was very excited. She was going to go see the Atlantic Ocean and live in an Oak Island, NC cottage for a week! However the best news was that she was going to go to Bryne’s Woodcrafters in Gatlinburg and meet a new friend!!!!!

She couldn’t wait! While Missy and Stu were packing for the trip, BP kept running around the house “helping” to pack. First, she put the glitter into the suitcase, then she ran and got the cooking chocolate out of the refrigerator and threw it in the case. Next, in went a bear feather, her towel, her “bear-kini”, her brush, the blanket from the bed, a box of bear-shaped cookies, a pillow, a Winnie-the-Pooh book, several chocolate bars, a tin of cocoa….

Making a list

Making a list

“What is all this?” asked Missy. “It’s all the stuff I’m taking to the beach!” exclaimed BP. “Whoa, wait a minute! We only have a certain amount of space in the car. Why don’t you make a list of what you would like to bring, and we will go over it selecting the items that will fit into one small suitcase. How does that sound?”

“Cool!” said BP, as she ran off to Missy’s desk to make a list. “Let’s see? What do I really want to bring?” She pondered it for a moment and quickly wrote down several items. “Okay, I’ve got my list!” Missy went over the list with her, adding and deleting a few things.

New bear bag

New bear bag

“I have a surprise for you,” said Missy. She handed BP a “bear” bag to use for the trip. “I’ve had the bag for quite a few years, but I thought that you could use it now that you are a part of our family.” BP was thrilled! She quickly gathered her things and started packing the bag.

Soon the car was packed, and the trio began their trip to the beach.

“Whoo-hoo!!!!”, BP loved riding in the car. Their first overnight stop was going to be near Clinch Mountain Lookout in Tennessee at Krystal’s Clinch Mountain Cabins. Missy & Stu really enjoyed their restaurant and had wanted to stay at their cabins. They had chosen Noelle’s Wedding Nook, and all of them were looking forward to the stay.

The cabin was cute with just enough room for all of them. It was neat to sit outside on the tiny balcony out the back.

Clinch mountain view

Clinch mountain view

Beautiful view

Beautiful view

Relaxing

Relaxing

Yummy!

Yummy!

Supper was eaten in the restaurant, which is famous for their Vinegar Pie. A favorite of Missy’s because it reminded her of her grandmother’s pie. In fact, the pie was the main reason Stu and Missy had visited the restaurant several years ago. Yummy!! BP enjoyed tasting it!

The rest of the evening passed quietly, and everyone settled down for a needed rest.

Around 5 am, BP awoke to some strange sounds outside the cabin. She slid out of bed and ran over to the window. She could see flashing lights near the Overlook! Oh My! What was happening?

BP jumped down and ran to get the video camera. She stepped out onto the little balcony, and began filming. She zoomed the camera until she could see a little more of the lights.

It looked like an ambulance and some police cars. She wondered if someone had been injured in a car accident. Missy and Stu woke up a few minutes later. They also were curious about the lights.

Helicopter taking off

Helicopter taking off

Ambulances

Ambulances

More emergency vehicles

More emergency vehicles

BP could hear the helicopter rev its engines, and soon she could see it begin to take off.

As dawn approached, a second helicopter took off from the overlook.

Helicopter 2 taking off

Helicopter 2 taking off

Almost sunrise

Almost sunrise

Praying that they get well

Praying that they get well

Although a little sad, BP enjoyed watching the sun rise over the mountain. She felt that everything would go well for the injured people.

Beautiful sunrise

Beautiful sunrise

Gorgeous

Gorgeous

Beautiful day for traveling

Beautiful day for traveling

Beach Bears (cont.)